Samantha Ruth Prabhu recently shared an Instagram Story showing herself undergoing hydrogen peroxide nebulisation, suggesting it as an alternative treatment for common viral infections instead of immediately resorting to conventional medication. This recommendation drew sharp criticism from Dr Cyriac Abby Philips, also known as ‘The Liver Doc’, who labelled her as ‘health and science illiterate’ and warned against the dangers of inhaling hydrogen peroxide. In response, Samantha issued a statement asserting, “I am not naïve”, and explained her reasons for advocating the treatment. Reflecting on her experiences with various medical treatments over the years, she remarked, “I would always keep thinking about how fortunate I am that I could afford it and about all those who cannot.” 'The Liver Doc' Calls Out Samantha Ruth Prabhu For Telling Fans to Treat 'Common Viral' by Nebulising With Hydrogen Peroxide; Find Out Harms of This Alternative Treatment.

Diagnosed with myositis, an autoimmune condition, Samantha Ruth Prabhu has been exploring alternative approaches to healing and recovery. Addressing her advocacy for hydrogen peroxide nebulisation, she clarified, “I am not naive enough to go about strongly advocating a treatment. I merely suggested with good intention because of all that I have faced and learnt in the last couple of years. Especially that treatments can be financially draining and many may not be able to afford them. End of the day, we all depend on educated doctors to guide us. This treatment was suggested to me by a highly qualified doctor who is an MD, who has served DRDO for 25 years. He, after all his education in conventional medicine, chose to advocate an alternate therapy.”

Samantha on Her Intentions Over Advocating Hydrogen Peroxide Nebulisation


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Samantha also pointed out that ‘The Liver Doc’ could have been more considerate in his criticism. She stated, “A certain gentleman has attacked my post and my intentions with rather strong words. Said gentleman is a Doctor too. I have no doubt that he knows more than I do. And I am quite sure his intentions were noble. It would have been kind and compassionate of him had he not been so provocative with his words. Especially the bit where he suggests I should be thrown in prison. Never mind. I suppose it goes with the territory of being a celebrity. I posted as someone who needs medical.” Samantha Ruth Prabhu Shares Far Infrared Sauna Session as Part of Alternative Healing (See Pic).

Following Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s statement, ‘The Liver Doc’ responded with a detailed rebuttal, accusing her of being a ‘serial offender’. He said, “Please note, she is a serial offender in the context of healthcare misinformation and she has been in the line of fire previously too.” He further added, “I won't be commenting or debunking any of Samantha's future endorsements of pseudoscientific alternative public health endangering posts because, “You can’t help people that don’t want to be helped. — John Armstrong.”

‘The Liver Doc’ Calls Samantha a ‘Serial Offender’ in Spreading Healthcare Misinformation  

In light of the controversy, Samantha Ruth Prabhu expressed her commitment to being more cautious in the future. She concluded, “I shall be more careful as my intentions are only to help others. Not to harm anyone. I've had so many well meaning people suggesting ayurveda, homeopathy, acupuncture, Tibetan medicine, pranic healing etc. I heard them all out. I was merely doing something similar. Sharing something that worked for me, as an option.”

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 05, 2024 10:43 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website